Any riders who want to compete in any CSI 1* and World Cup Classes this season have to be registered with FEI.
If you have competed in a CSI 1* or World Cup between 1st January 2019 and 31st August 2019 you will not need to renew your registration until December 2019.
If you have not competed in a CSI 1* or World Cup Class and are planning to during the 2019-2020 season, you will need an FEI Registration. As FEI work on a calender year basis, you will need to register twice to compete throughout our entire season.
Please note processing may take several weeks
FEI Application forms
For further information please see below:
FEI Rider and Horse Registration
FEI Registrations are MANDATORY under the rules of the FEI and must be renewed before entering your first FEI Competition each year. All registrations expire on 31st December each year regardless of when during the year athlete or horse is registered. Registration is free of charge for riders that are under the age of 18 as of January 1st.
FEI registrations for the following calendar year open on the 1st of November.
FEI Registration is not required for riders and horses who participate only in the FEI Children’s Competitions and World Challenges.
As of the 1st of January 2017 all newly registered horses with the FEI must obtain a national passport from ESNZ prior to registration (see FEI General Regulations Article 137). The National Passport must be filled out by a vet, include the horse’s microchip number and serves as a way to identify the horse by diagram and record the vaccination history. An approved National Passport can easily be upgraded to an FEI Passport as a Recognition Card once the horse reaches the level requiring an FEI Passport.
You must have FEI Registration if you are competing in the following:
- CSI: Jumping
- CCI or CIC: Eventing
- CDI: Dressage
- CEI: Endurance
To renew your current FEI Rider Registration or complete a new FEI Rider Registration ($30):
- The Rider must be a current ESNZ Full/Child Member.
- The Rider must be a New Zealand Citizen or be eligible to hold a NZ Passport (ESNZ members who are not NZ citizens and hold a passport of another country must be registered by the National Federation of that country.
To renew a current FEI Horse Registration ($30) or complete a new FEI Horse Registration ($50) the horse must:
- Have a current ESNZ Full Equine registration.
- Have a microchip (unless registered with FEI prior to 2013).
- Be recorded with the correct owners.
- Have a current FEI ID number or National Passport on record with ESNZ.
- Have at least one owner who is also a New Zealand Citizen and be eligible to hold a NZ passport.
The FEI does not issue cards for FEI Registrations. You may find current Registrations on the FEI Database
Every horse that is registered with the FEI is required to have an FEI Medication Treatment Logbook maintained as a detailed register – it is an FEI Rule.
FEI Passport and Recognition Card
When do I need an FEI Passport for my horse?
If you are competing your horse in any of the following FEI classes you will require an FEI passport:
- Showjumping – CSI3*, 4* and 5*, CSI-W World Cup
- Dressage – CDI3*, 4* and 5*, CDI-W World Cup
- Eventing – CCI4*-S, CCI4*-L, CCI5*
- Endurance – CEI 3* and 4*, CEIO
- When competing in any FEI Class outside of NZ
How much does it cost for a FEI Passport?
An FEI passport costs NZ$350 and is valid for four years. Should the horse still require a FEI Passport following these 4 years it can be re-validated at a further cost of NZ$350 (increased charges may apply in four years’ time).
How long does it take to process a FEI Passport?
It may take up to four weeks for ESNZ to process an FEI Passport. ESNZ will charge an extra $20 for those FEI passports needing to be processed within 14 days of competition. To obtain an FEI Horse Passport or complete a new FEI Horse Passport Registration, the horse must:
- Have a current ESNZ Full Equine Registration.
- Be recorded with the correct owners.
- Have a current FEI ID number or National Passport on Record with ESNZ.
- Have a microchip.
- Have at least one owner that is also a New Zealand Citizen and is eligible to hold a NZ Passport.
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